Why are so many college students returning home?
Kids are applying to college, getting in, and beginning freshman year — and then dropping out in record numbers. Here are the top reasons why.
13 signs of scholarship scams
Keep your teen's scholarship-seeking on track and your financial information safe by watching out for these red flags.
Is taking a gap year the new redshirting?
Years ago, parents struggled over when their kids would be socially, emotionally, and cognitively ready for kindergarten. Now it's a similar question, but about leaving for college.
Visiting colleges — even when you can’t go in person
College visits are an essential part of the application process. Use these tips to make these visits happen — even if you can’t afford to be there in person.
The 5 best college admissions books
Here are our top picks for books that lead you through the college admissions process. (And don’t panic, they’re all relatively fast and fun reads.)
The new SAT
With the biggest revision in three decades and a new suite of free online test prep tools, the new SAT is a different experience.
Straight-A students in remedial classes — unprepared by their high schools to succeed in college
High schoolers do the hard work to reach their dream of attending college only to find themselves in remedial classes because high school left them unprepared.
The "best" high school?
Why the most competitive high school may not be right for your teen.
Minority students and STEM
Local program with links to UC Berkeley and Stanford strives to close STEM achievement gap.
Why is algebra so important?
Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?
Ten ways to jump-start college planning
Help your child take the right steps from middle school forward to prepare for college.
Easing college admissions anxiety
More students are applying to college than ever before. Even with the increased competition, most who apply to four-year colleges are admitted.
5 reasons your teen should go to college
What to say when your child asks, "Why should I go to college?"
Academic vocabulary words for 12th graders
Knowing (and using!) these vocabulary words will help your high school senior with schoolwork, college admissions tests, and college apps.
Academic vocabulary words for 11th graders
Knowing (and using!) these words will help your teen in school — and with college admissions tests and essays.
Academic vocabulary words for 10th graders
Help your teen learn these vocabulary words for tenth graders. It'll help with assignments in every subject now — and the SAT or ACT later.